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Smart#039;s radical four-seat

Smart is set for a major product that will give it a to the discontinued Forfour supermini.

diesel, hybrid and all-electric are all part of the plan for both car and the all-new Fortwo, as Smart to take on BMW’s Project i car.

See the rendering of the next Forfour

In a move that its Dieter Zetsche, says provide Smart with stability and the scope for growth, firm Daimler will develop the third-gen Fortwo in 2012) and the new Forfour (planned for in partnership with Renault and its partner Nissan.

The first car to hail from the will be a Fortwo replacement. The two-seater, set for launch in coupé in 2012, will use a new modular that is in the final stages of at Mercedes-Benz’s RD centre in Sindelfingen,

It will be followed by a new Renault car based on the same platform and alongside the Fortwo at Smart’s factory in Hambach, France.

As today’s model, the new Fortwo and its sibling will continue a rear-engined/rear-drive layout and exposed safety cell.

Two years after the new Fortwo, will again try to muscle its way Europe’s largest market with a successor to the four-door It will use a lengthened version of the platform, complete with its layout. It will share platform with Renault’s Twingo and will be built it at Renault’s factory at Novo Slovenia.

The set-up should generous economies of scale the Fortwo and the Forfour. Sources say will allow the new car to be priced keenly than the old one.

Unlike the first Forfour, used a conventional two-box the new model is set to adopt a more one-box profile. At 3500mm in and 1550mm in height, the new Smart be around 800mm longer today’s Fortwo.

car Smart Forfour

The new car will the exposed safety cell but is to use steel panels in place of the composite ones for ease of The Forfour should also a combination of conventionally hinged doors and sliding rear the latter set-up was previewed on F800 Style Geneva concept.

Inside, the Forfour will seating for four adults. As the Fortwo, the seats will be set for ease of entry. Luggage will be limited, with the compartment sitting above the at the rear. But fold-down rear will be standard, allowing to tailor the space to their own

Power for the new Forfour will from a new range of four-cylinder and diesel engines that are development as part of the Daimler/Renault-Nissan Set to range in capacity from 1.2 to 1.8 the new direct-injection petrol and common-rail units will find way into a wide range of Mercedes, Nissan, Renault and models. In both Smarts, the will be mated to a dual-clutch

As with the Fortwo, Smart is planning to provide the new Forfour hybrid and plug-in electric options as part of a broader aimed at lowering Mercedes’ fleet CO2 average to below by the middle of the decade, in line EU emissions regulations.


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